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 Quotes from Congressional Representatives and Program Partners

“The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure that is central to the culture and the economy of many communities in the Commonwealth. I applaud the efforts of grassroots organizations participating in clean-up and restoration work across the watershed and congratulate all of today’s grantees. I am proud that Virginians will continue to work to protect our tremendously important natural resources.”

- U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Virginia

“We know what needs to be done, but we don’t necessarily know the best or most cost effective way to get there.  These Innovative Watershed Restoration and Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grants being announced today are an important tool that will provide localities and conservation groups with a full array of constructive examples, best methods and practices to employ throughout the watershed to get us where we need to go to restore the Bay.” 

- U.S. Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia

“Altria values its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and applauds their efforts to protect our environment and help ensure the health of our waterways. Through this partnership, we can help restore the Chesapeake Bay and make it enjoyable for generations to come.”

- Jennifer Hunter, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Altria Client Services

“Nearly 690,000 acres have been conserved since Walmart partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in 2005 to establish Acres for America, a 10-year, $35 million commitment to purchase and preserve one acre of wildlife habitat for every acre we develop. Hundreds of thousands in Acres for America funding have been dedicated to Washington-area conservation projects, including the Chesapeake Bay Program, reinforcing our commitment to protect our environment for future generations. We are proud to call NFWF a partner in the fight to defend land and wildlife dear to D.C. and other communities we serve.”

- Nina Albert, Community Affairs Director, Walmart